Re: [AtkinBoats] Bellerophon
- View SourceWelcome aboard Marcio!
Bellerophon is a BIG 25-footer. I don't know if any have been built, but she
sure looks like she'd be a good sea boat. Bellerophon's construction is old-
fashioned plank on frame (she was designed around 1937). V-bottom
construction isn't much easier than round-bottom construction, but a skilled
amateur could build her. But she is BIG for her length, which means it'll
take longer, and cost more, to build her than a smaller boat.
If you haven't built any boats before, you really should build a small boat
Good luck! I hope you build a Bellerophon someday!
On Tue, 17 May 2005 17:00:25 -0000, Marcio wrote:
> I would like to talk about the stout Atkin motor-sailer Bellerophon. If
> she would be doable by a skilled amateur and if this deep "V" single
> shine boat in a good sea boat (I believe it will be). The intention is
> to do some long costal cruisers here in South America. The interest on
> a motor sailer is because long rivers cruisers (Amazon and Prata
> basins) are a must do in this side of world.
Never board a ship without an onion, is sound doctrine.
<H. W. Tilman>